concentrate

concentrate [v1] think about closely apply, attend, be engrossed in, bring to bear, brood over, center, consider closely, contemplate, crack one’s brains*, direct attention, establish, examine, fixate, fix attention, focus, focus attention, get on the beam*, give attention, hammer*, hammer away at*, head trip*, intensify, knuckle down, meditate, muse, need, occupy thoughts, peruse, ponder, pour it on*, put, put mind to, rack one’s brains*, rivet, ruminate, scrutinize, set, settle, study, sweat, think hard, weigh; concept 17 concentrate [v2] gather, collect accumulate, agglomerate, aggregate, amass, assemble, bunch, center, centralize, cluster, coalesce, collect, combine, compact, compress, congest, conglomerate, congregate, consolidate, constrict, contract, converge, cramp, crowd, draw together, eliminate, embody, focalize, focus, forgather, garner, get to the meat*, heap, heap up, hoard, huddle, integrate, intensify, localize, mass, muster, narrow, pile, reduce, salt away, store, strengthen, swarm, unify, zero in*; concepts 84,109 —Ant. disperse, scatter

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  • Concentrate — (en russe : Концентрат, Konsentrat) est le scénario d un film non abouti du réalisateur russe Andreï Tarkovski datant de 1958. Sommaire 1 Idée de départ 2 Le scénario 3 Historique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • concentrate — UK US /ˈkɒnsəntreɪt/ verb [I or T] ► to give all of your attention to one particular activity, subject, or problem: concentrate on sth »The corporation is selling off its restaurant chain to concentrate on its core retailing business. concentrate …   Financial and business terms

  • Concentrate — Con*cen trate (? or ?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concentrated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Concentrating}.] [Pref. con + L. centrum center. Cf. {Concenter}.] 1. To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concentrate — ► VERB 1) (often concentrate on) focus all one s attention or mental effort on an object or activity. 2) gather together in numbers or a mass at one point. 3) focus on: concentrate your energy on breathing. 4) increase the strength of (a… …   English terms dictionary

  • Concentrate — Con*cen trate (? or ?), v. i. To approach or meet in a common center; to consolidate; as, population tends to concentrate in cities. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concentrate — [kän′sən trāt΄] vt. concentrated, concentrating [< CONCENTER + ATE1] 1. to bring to, or direct toward, a common center 2. to collect or focus (one s thoughts, efforts, etc.) 3. to increase the strength, density, or intensity of vi …   English World dictionary

  • concentrate — I (consolidate) verb accumulate, agglomerate, aggregate, amass, assemble, bring into a small compass, bring toward a central point, center, centralize, cluster, coalesce, collect, combine, compact, compress, concenter, condense, congest,… …   Law dictionary

  • concentrate on — index focus, occupy (engage), specialize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • concentrate — (v.) 1630s, to bring or come to a common center, from concenter (1590s), from It. concentrare, from L. com together (see COM (Cf. com )) + centrum center (see CENTER (Cf. center)). Meaning condense is from 1680s. Sense of mentally focus is c.1860 …   Etymology dictionary

  • concentrate — vb 1 *center, focus, centralize Analogous words: fix, *set, settle, establish: muster, convoke, convene (see SUMMON) 2 *compact, consolidate, unify Analogous words: *gather, collect, assemble: mass, * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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